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Jan 14, 2013

Influenza Epidemic

There’s a bug going around. According to the CDC, cumulative influenza hospitalization rates were 8.1 per 100,000 people on the week of January 4—high for this time of year—and, according to the NY Daily News, nearly 20,000 cases of influenza have been reported in New York this season, whereas 4,404 cases were reported last year. If you’re sick, what are you doing to battle the bug this year?

How are you treating the flu?

Antiviral drugs
 
  10.5%
Rest & liquids
 
  34.2%
OTC remedies
 
  10.5%
I don’t get sick/I just get a flu shot
 
  44.7%

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